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Schloss Hohenschwangau

Schwangau -Ortsteil Hohenschwangau, 87645 Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Castles
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Interestingly this castle actually served as the King's Hunting Lodge rather than a seat of power; you couldn't tell from the wonderful castle and surrounding grounds. We took the morning guided tour and arrived at the castle after walking up from the ticket office. It is a pleasant walk up, although can be challenging for the sedentary. Opportunities for photos... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Most people don't stop at this castle, which is a shame - it is wonderful. You get to see most of the castle on the guided tour, and are given a great deal of information about the family and history if the castle. Am very glad we stopped here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Castle of highland swans is a good choice to visit when anyone goes to Bavaria. We liked the castle.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Hohenschwangau is the idyllic Disney Castle. On the outside, it's not what you would label as such, but the inside is a legit fairy tale! Everything I expected the inside of Neuschwanstein to be, Hohenschwangau was. I felt like a 30 year old princess just being inside the castle!

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Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was my first time at Hohenschwangau. It is the one castle King Ludwig lived in the longest as it was his parents' castle. It is quite impressive from the outside but was not as impressed with the inside as I was with the other castles. The grounds are very pretty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Be prepared for a walk up and back to this castle - at least 10 minutes each way. The castle grounds are beautiful and there are numerous fountains. It is a lovely castle and makes you realize how opulent life was for these kings and to think this was a summer place! The walk back around the lake is wonderful.... More

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Los Gatos, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This castle is the lesser known sibling of Newschwanstein. Elegant with amazing views. Easy walk up from the parking lot. Enjoy the views while there. You can even take a horse carriage up to the palace.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I love history and here they are plenty of them....There are a very good restaurant in the base of Schloss Neuschwanstein with a amazing view of the lake.

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Lafayette, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This Castle belonged to Ludwig II of Bavaria's father and Ludwig spent his reportedly miserable childhood here. I wish I could have spent MY childhood here or even a bit more time. The place is fantastic. But the group tour was miserable. The timed tours leave every 5 minutes, just like Neuschwanstein. Again the guide was friendly and knowlegable but... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This beautiful castle is a short 5-10 minute walk from the village base. The grounds are stunning as are the views. There are several interesting grottos and fountains which deserve a good look. Upon entering with your group at the scheduled time on your ticket you are led on a interesting tour of the interiors..filled with beautiful antique furniture most... More

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